Executive Director at Design Arts Seminars, Inc.
For Micène's bio, please visit http://www.designarts.org/das-team.
Micène Fontaine, April 27, 2020
The Florida Board of Interior Design and Architecture requires licensees to meet mandatory continuing education requirements every two years.
Micène Fontaine, April 21, 2020
April. Earth day is on the 22 (and marks 50 years). Climate change is a very tangible issue. Every professional organization in the architecture and design industry in the US and abroad has rolled out recommendations to help combat climate change. The narrative is often framed as “combat,” us against nature. Something for us to tame, overpower, etc.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, April 3, 2020
The Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, and Landscape Architects requires that Hawaii licensed architects complete sixteen (16) hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects every two years.
Micène Fontaine, April 1, 2020
COVID-19 is claiming lives daily and relentlessly disrupting everything else across the globe. For those of us whose health is unaffected, our attention turns to doing what we can to avoid spreading the virus, protecting ourselves and our loved ones, helping others, and trying to adjust to this new normal.
It also means figuring out how to do our jobs in the context of physical distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, and sheltering in place.
Micène Fontaine, March 31, 2020
The District of Columbia Board of Architecture and Interior Design requires DC-licensed architects to complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
Micène Fontaine, March 5, 2020
March. The scent of honeysuckle colors vivid memories of the treehouse in the woods where I used to play as a young boy. In the spring, wild honeysuckle would come back to life to carve out a room - just for me - where I would play for months to come.
Spring is around the corner, and mother nature is once again - effortlessly it seems - getting ready to put on a show. Architects, artists, designers, gardeners, poets, and scientists alike have long been inspired by nature and still are. As humans, we have long relied on the plant world to heal, protect, and thrive, yet we have also, it seems, forgotten many of the lessons learned along the way.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, February 19, 2020
February. Love is in the air, or is it the smell of canned foods?
Did you know that in the US alone, the month of February is claimed by over 12 causes ranging from the worthy Black History Month to - you guessed it - Canned Food Month (apparently, it’s a thing). In addition to that, over 70 holidays will be celebrated, but 2 caught my attention: National Margarita Day (need I say more) and International World Thinking Day. Both are celebrated on February 22, which seems a bit incompatible if you ask me, but I digress.
These days, our insights and attention are the most valuable currency, yet we set very little time aside for the deep thinking that leads to insights.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, February 4, 2020
The Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners requires Tennessee-registered architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
Micène Fontaine, January 27, 2020
Architects licensed in a U.S. state that regulates architecture are usually required to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements, which vary per state. Additional requirements might apply for architects who are members of a professional organization (AIA, etc.) and for those who hold additional credentials (LEED, etc.).Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, January 21, 2020
What will we leave behind? How can we fix the future? Will we leave the world a better place than we found it? These questions have been haunting me for years.